In a follow-up on the norovirus outbreak at the University of Regina in Saskatchewan, Public Health officials at the
Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region has indicated that measures taken last week appear to have reduced the spread of norovirus, prompting the University and health officials to implement a graduated return to normal operations.
The following actions are being taken to include the re-opening the Fitness and Lifestyle Centre (FLC) in the Kinesiology, Health and Sport building, starting Saturday, March 5. Modified hours will be in effect; the FLC will close at 9:00pm on weekdays to accommodate increased daily cleaning (one hour earlier than normal).
Working with Public Health over the next week to re-introduce the normal range of food offerings at food providers across campus.
Continuation of extra cleaning precautions, including measures to disinfect all high-contact surfaces. These procedures will remain in place until further notice.
The school requests that students and staff continue the following actions to minimize risk:
- Washing your hands regularly for at least 20 seconds with soap and
water, particularly prior to preparing food, before and after eating,
and after using the washroom or changing diapers.
- Monitoring your health and the health of your family; watch for
symptoms such as the onset of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal
cramps, and headache.
As of Mar. 3, the number of confirmed norovirus cases reached 89.